International Contracts – 6800
The seminar presents students with a simulated international business transaction. Students divide into two “law firms” and meet with clients (experienced businesspeople) and negotiate and draft a contract for the international sale of goods in consultation with their senior partners (experienced lawyers). Students research and learn to draft terms for pricing, payment, insurance, performance, remedies, force majeure, intellectual property, and dispute settlement. Because the simulation begins the first day of class, registered students must attend a formational meeting in early December; waitlisted students will also be invited to the meeting to replace registered students who are absent without excuse and, if demand is sufficient, to increase class size from 12 to 18.